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The Resource Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow

Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow

Label
Understanding Dave Eggers
Title
Understanding Dave Eggers
Statement of responsibility
Timothy W. Galow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Dave Eggers surveys the work of one of the most celebrated American authors of the twenty-first century and is the first book-length study incorporating Eggers's novels, short-story collections, and film scripts. With a style aimed at students and general readers alike, Timothy W. Galow offers a textual analysis that uniquely combines Eggers's early autobiographical works and the subject of celebrity as well as his later texts that deal with humanitarian issues. Galow devotes a chapter to each of Eggers's major works, from his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, though his recent novel, A Hologram for the King, a National Book Award finalist about an aging American businessman chasing success in Saudi Arabia. Other chapters cover You Shall Know Our Velocity, What Is the What, and Zeitoun. Each chapter studies the major themes and styles of the featured work while also placing it in the context of Eggers's oeuvre. In this way Galow examines each text in its own right, but he also offers us a larger guide to all of Egger's work. Providing important historical background for understanding Eggers's literary work, Galow examines how Eggers's texts are deeply invested in both his own public persona and the changing cultural conditions in the United States over the past twenty years. Galow's careful analysis is conveyed in clear language that engages issues important to contemporary critics without being pedantic or jargon laden. As a result Understanding Dave Eggers can serve as a useful introduction to the author's work or a valuable resource for the devoted reader"--
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Galow, Timothy W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3605.G48
LC item number
Z76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding Contemporary American Literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eggers, Dave
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
878502434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781611174274
Lccn
2014023116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878502434
Label
Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
878502434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781611174274
Lccn
2014023116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878502434

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